Points of View

Plastic Pollution

How A Holiday In The Philippines Highlighted Our Global Crisis


Did you watch Blue Planet Two? It was a truly magnificent series, assuming you too were one of the 17+ million viewers, wouldn’t you agree? Educational and informative of course, but alongside the nurturing tones of Sir…

Alive and Unplugged

Detaching Yourself from Social Media


One of my earliest childhood memories is of pressing my ear against the pavement outside my parents’ house in an attempt to hear people on the other side of the world… Yes I was a strange…

Join the Anti-Lycra Brigade

Cycling To Work Like They Do in Copenhagen


Last autumn, sick of soggy London commutes on trains full of spewing, spluttering City workers, I bought a bike. After taking it out to cycle the entire 3-mile journey to Brixton for lunch with a friend, and…

Glitz, Glamour & A Call To Arms

Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes


Diamonds and Dior. Glitz and gowns. As a person who takes real pleasure in dressing up for the occasional swanky do, I’ve watched the Golden Globe Awards a number of times over the years. An event…

Creature Comforts: The Ethics of Keeping Pets

Responsible & Loving Pet Ownership


Recently I’ve become slightly obsessed with a pet rescue charity in Harbin, China. Through social media, I watch them save abandoned dogs from starvation on the streets or from meat trucks, and I squeeze my own…

The Marmite Effect of Instagram

Social Media FOMO + Addiction


Instagram – are you a lover or a hater? Chances are if you love Instagram, you’ll be wondering how anyone could hate the marvellous social media app with those little addictive squares – it’s all so pastel…